Taking Anxiety Out Of Party Organising

This is the busiest time of year for families – weddings, outdoor bbq functions and family parties all going on at the same time.  There’s all the organising to do and the house to get in order.  Nothing is more anxiety raising than to be tasked with organising a big function that needs gifts or […]

A Barometer On The World Of Dad Gifts

There are times in a year when you have to get something really special for a dear one or a family present.  It can be so difficult when you know that the recipient is a bit awkward to buy for.  I’m thinking here of the Dad that seems to have absolutely everything – nice watch, […]

Fun Comparing Airlines On A Split Travel Ticket

I have been on my travels recently and because I booked my tickets via broker, got a particularly good deal on my return trip to Texas.  It involved more than just two direct flights but I figured that the odd stop over would make for more interest.  The outward flight was from T5, and did […]

Coach Trips Allows Best Possible People Watching

Knowing how to get the most from a foreign holiday is a subject close to my heart.  A few years ago my immediate family only ever had caravanning holidays in this country – my partner was of the opinion that it was a great waste of scarce resources and time to be taking ferries or […]

Political Ping Pong Affecting Retail Business Thinking

In these uncertain days – political gamesmanship to the fore and all that, it is really difficiult to predict anything at all about how retail stores and businesses are going to fare after brexit.  It’s impossible to get a straight answer to any question about importing or exporting;  On the news yesterday a think tank […]

Complexities Of The Breakfast Cereal Aisle

I suscribe to a magazine website that allows me access to a wide choice of publications.  It’s rather like going into a large supermarket wanting just breakfast cereal – my word, there are both sides of one aisle dedicated to the massive choice we have available today.   There are the sugary ones that children have […]

Choosing A Gifting Theme & Calmly Sticking To It

I can be fairly described representing the bah humbug side towards the Christmas lunacy – I know several families who spend an inordinate amount of money on the childrens’ presents and on themselves;  money they simply can’t afford.  They justify it by suggesting their offspring will somehow be blighted if they don’t show ownership of […]

Honeymoon Gifting Ticks Several Boxes

There are rarely shopping forays for me more exciting than buying a holiday, and then buying stuff for that holiday!  I do of course buy lots of gifts for family – when I really have to, but most of my relatives are either older and retired, awash with plenty of spendable cash.  The other side […]

Proposing Responsible Christmas Pressie Purchases

It’s that tricky time of year again – heading towards the christmas present buying frenzy.  It catches some of us every year.  I have always been a bah humbug when it comes to buying presents for those who seem to have absolutely everything already!  I do look back to the early days of my schooling […]

Anything From Anywhere Can Be Sourced Online

Gosh there’s a huge lot of problems on the horizon with the brexit negotiations taking ever less positive turns.    I can well remember my parents being able to buy all kinds of things from every country that ever traded.  Toys came direct from Japan and Taiwan and HongKong, especially small transistor and motor activated ones.  […]